Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
Jesus had performed many miracles when the scribe approached Him and said he would follow the Lord wherever He went. It may have seemed glamorous to follow someone of such fame and with so much power. We humans do tend to go after such things. But Jesus made it clear to the man professing devotion that the life he would lead with Jesus would not be easy. Jesus was not at home on earth. He had left His home in Heaven to come here and complete His mission. He would go to the cross and give His life a ransom for many. There is a cost that comes with following Jesus. Once we come to Him and get a taste for Heaven, we are no longer at home here. "The disciple of Jesus Christ, who intends to truly follow Him wherever He goes, can never be at home in this world. The world is not my home. We are passing through, on the way, to our true home, for our citizenship is in heaven." -- Dr. S. Lewis Johnson, Jr.